Theme of the Week: Advent
Bible Verse: “Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.’” Luke 1:29-33
Scripture Reading: Luke 1 :26-38
This week we’ve taken some time to reflect on the hallmarks of the Advent season. In a world where despair, sorrow, anxiety, anger, and fear stand at the ready, the truth of Advent calls us toward Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love.
Every year my church family gathers around the Advent wreath. Each week we light candles and hear readings that remind us of the true meaning of the season. Four candles of various colors that stand for the Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love of the season and one large white candle in the center. The wreath and the candles remind us that at the center of all the attributes is a person—Jesus.
Jesus is the promised Christ. He has arrived. And with His arrival, the inauguration of a kingdom that will never end. This Christmas remember to take time to encounter the hope, joy, peace, and love the Savior brings, but purpose in your heart to be a conduit through which His attributes can invade the world.
Prayer: Father, I need, the world needs to know Your hope and love as much as ever. Thank You for sending Jesus to show us who You are and how much You love us. Help me reflect your love to everyone I meet so that the hope, joy, peace, and love you have given me can be offered to them.
Reflection: Who do you know that needs to be touched by the hope, joy, peace, or love of the Savior? How can you find one way to show one person this week who Jesus is and what he means to them?
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